Tom and Sherri Eckert join us to talk about their initiative to legalize Psilocybin services in Oregon (#PSI2020).
Self-proclaimed multi-drug user Dr. Ingrid Walker’s new book “High: Drugs, Desire & A Nation of Drug Users” is a comprehensive look at the soul of American drug use in its joys and hypocrisy, and how the war on drugs has stigmatized our view of different substances. In this interview, Gabriel Roberts and Ingrid discuss the war on drugs, the benefits and pitfalls of our present national policy and how we might see a better approach to drugs, moving forward.
The DEA should not be in the business of defining what is medicine and what is not. And the FDA should not be in the business of blocking access to nonlethal herbal supplements or nutritive products that could help mitigate the current opioid addiction crisis in the United States.
Many people struggling with opioid addiction have turned to kratom to help them cut back or quit, but now all promising scientific studies on kratom’s role in opioid treatment could be immediately shut down.
Almost all native cultures have integrated psychedelic healing into their way of life. However, since the War on Drugs began in 1971 in response to the counter-culture movement of the 1960s, Western civilisation has turned its back on the idea that psychedelics could have any medical benefit.
I visited the Oakland Museum of California where, in the Grand Hall, there is a full exhibit engaging visitors in a dialog about the history, current status and culture of cannabis legalization in California.